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In Richmond, the Confederate Congress votes to admit Missouri as the Confederacy's eleventh state

Confederate Capitol, Richmond, Virginia, 1865, zoomable image
11/28/1861
The Confederate Congress in Richmond, Virginia passed the ordinance to bring Missouri into the Confederacy as its eleventh state.  The action was rather hollow, however, since Union forces occupied most of the region.  The secessionist governor, Claiborne Jackson, had forced through an ordinance of secession exactly a month before.  Although Missouri was regularly represented in Richmond, Confederate supporters were soon forced from the state.  Jackson died in exile at Little Rock, Arkansas in December 1862.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Eugene Morrow  Violette, A History of Missouri (Boston: D.C. Heath & Co., 1918), 370. 

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